A North Charleston man in jail after his infant daughter showed up at the hospital with serious injuries. 25-year-old James Wolfe was arrested Wednesday on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child. Detectives say James Douglas Wolfe admitted to throwing, squeezing, dropping, and hitting his 2-month-old daughter.
The 2-month-old was brought to the hospital with multiple injuries: a broken clavicle, broken fibula, broken tibia, six broken ribs, cuts on her mouth, and bruising around the back of the child’s head about the size of adult finger prints.
Detectives say the injuries are all at different stages of healing, so they suspect the abuse has been going on throughout the baby’s two months of life.
News 2 tried to speak to the child’s mother on Thursday and even though there was a car parked outside, no one answered the door. In court documents, detectives say the mother witnessed Wolfe throwing the baby on the couch, squeezing it, and she said she heard audible cracking.